Author Topic: Avast constantly scanning same web page http://ui.ff.avast.com/urlinfo  (Read 1668 times)

Offline Blaydon

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Avast has been constantly scanning the above web page for three hours now, any ideas why and how I can stop it?

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Re: Avast constantly scanning same web page http://ui.ff.avast.com/urlinfo
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013, 12:15:47 AM »
This If memory serves is for the webrep add-on, so it is going to be fairly active whilst you are browsing. So it isn't scanning that page for hours, it is seeking webrep information (urlinfo) from that link.

I have set the following exclusion in the web shield so that it doesn't scan that as I trust that location, if you accept the risk of making an exclusion this is what can be entered:
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http://ui.ff.avast.com/*
Copy and paste (Add) the content of the above into the web shield exclusions, see image example.

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« Last Edit: February 09, 2013, 12:31:13 AM by DavidR »
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Re: Avast constantly scanning same web page http://ui.ff.avast.com/urlinfo
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2013, 12:22:36 AM »
Thanks will do

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Re: Avast constantly scanning same web page http://ui.ff.avast.com/urlinfo
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2013, 12:31:27 AM »
You're welcome.
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I want to remove this completely from being redirected to this URL:   http://ui.ff.avast.com/urlinfo

I kind of like Avast, but If I cant disable this scan, I will have to uninstall it. 

Even when I completely Disable Avast,

I add http://ui.ff.avast.com/urlinfo to the "exclusion List",  the headers seem to be hard coded to follow http://ui.ff.avast.com/urlinfo

I am using Firefox,  I did an about:config and reset ALL references to Avast.

Where can I get Rid of this http://ui.ff.avast.com/urlinfo

thanks and regards,

Gary

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Read my 1st reply in this topic as to what it is doing and that it is related to the WebRep obtaining data on the site/s that you visit. So you can choose to visit a site or not.

Disabling avast would still leave the webrep plug-in/add-on in firefox and it is that which initiates this.
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